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Dave Chappelle to Receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

It was announced today that Dave Chappelle, the iconic stand-up comedian and sketch comedy revolutionary has been tapped to receive the 2019 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, an honour that seems well-fit to an artist who redefined contemporary comedy and left an indelible impression on the business of making people laugh. The award comes at a time when Chappelle’s …

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With Daytime Emmy wins, Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel move closer to EGOT

The Band’s Visit stars Ari’el Stachel, Katrina Lenk and Tony Shalhoub (photo: broadway.com) EGOT (Emmy/Grammy/Oscar/Tony) has two new contenders knocking at its door. Katrina Lenk and Ari’el Stachel earned Daytime Emmy Awards yesterday for the Today Show performances for The Band’s Visit. They won individual Tonys for their performances last year and Grammy Awards for being part of the cast …

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2019 Emmys: Category placements for BET shows ‘American Soul’ and ‘Boomerang’

Sinqua Walls from ‘American Soul’ (Photo: BET)Tetona Jackson and Tequan Richmond from ‘Boomerang (Photo: BET) BET has revealed the category placements for two of its freshman shows, American Soul and Boomerang, for the 2019 Emmy Awards. American Soul chronicles the rise of the iconic and history-making television dance show Soul Train and is executive produced by Tony Cornelius, son of …

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SFFILM Festival Awards: Olivia Wilde’s ‘Booksmart’ is Audience favorite

Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart (Annapurna Pictures) On Sunday, SFFILM announced the winners of its Audience Awards and juried awards for the fests’ Golden Gate Award competition. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, the last day of high comedy Booksmart starring Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever, earned the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Booksmart is set for wide release by Annapurna Pictures on …

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘black-ish’ top 50th NAACP Image Award winners; Beyoncé is Entertainer of the Year

Black Panther (Marvel)black-ish (ABC) Marvel’s Black Panther and ABC’s black-ish, both Disney properties, dominated the 50th NAACP Image Awards last in film and television, respectively. Beyoncé won the Entertainer of the Year award. The comic book blockbuster and Academy Award Best Picture nominee took home Motion Picture, Actor (Chadwick Boseman), Supporting Actress (Danai Girira) and Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan) …

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‘Killing Eve’ slays BAFTA TV noms with 14

Killing Eve The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the nominations for the 2019 Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards and British Academy Television Craft Awards, where Killing Eve led way with 14, including Drama Series, Directing, Writing and two Leading Actress nominations – one each for Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. Oh has already …

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91st Oscars: The Stats, Trivia and History

Ruth E. Carter (Getty Images)Hannah Beachler (Getty Images) It was a banner year for breaking records, setting new ones and trivia that we’ll put to use in coming years. We saw the strength of the Telluride Film Festival fall (one of the last solid stats we had), the SAG Cast nomination not matter for a second year in a row …

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